South America’s road to Qatar 2022 all mapped out

South America’s road to Qatar 2022 all mapped out

CONMEBOL's ten national teams now know their paths to reach the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, following the preliminary draw for the South American qualifiers on Tuesday 17 December.

Held at the Bourbon CONMEBOL Convention Hotel in Luque, Paraguay, Competitions Director Hugo Figueredo was the master of ceremonies for the draw. Alejandro Dominguez, the president of South American football’s governing body, gave the only speech of the event, while former Paraguayan international Roque Santa Cruz, a veteran of three World Cups, presided over the selections.

The first team to be drawn by Santa Cruz was Bolivia, who were represented at the draw by their Venezuelan coach, Cesar Farias. The Bolivians will face none other than Brazil in their opening match.